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NCAA Inexplicably Reverses Course on NC Boycott Over Transgenders in Bathrooms

By Paul Chesser
Liberty Headlines
April 4, 2017

(Paul Chesser, Liberty Headlines) After spending the academic year chastising and threatening North Carolina for its allegedly “discriminatory” House Bill 2 (HB2) law that required individuals to use public restrooms according to their biological gender, the NCAA reversed field today and will again allow bids from the state to host its sports tournaments.

The Tar Heel State still requires people to use public facilities (businesses can decide for themselves, as always) according to the sex they are identified by on their birth certificates. But last week the Republican-dominated NC General Assembly and Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper passed a “repeal” of HB2 that erased that legislation’s language from state statutes, which still left in place a prohibition against the state’s local governments from regulating public accommodations via ordinances. For some reason that was good enough for the NCAA. Read the rest of this entry

NC’s Repeal of Restroom Law Called ‘a loss’

By David Roach
Baptist Press
March 31, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (BP) — North Carolina legislators have repealed a controversial law that required individuals in state buildings to use restrooms corresponding to the gender indicated on their birth certificates.

The repeal of House Bill 2 today (March 30) marked a compromise between Democrats and Republicans and culminated more than a year of contentious debate since the bill’s passage in April 2016.

North Carolina’s senate passed the repeal 32-16 following brief discussion. The house’s 70-48 vote to repeal HB 2 followed more than two hours of debate and came some 90 minutes after a noon deadline set by the NCAA for the Tar Heel State to overturn its restroom bill or lose the opportunity to host championship events in 2018-22.

The NCAA previously pulled seven championship events that were set to occur in North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year, including first- and second-round games in the Division I men’s basketball tournament. Read the rest of this entry

Putting the NC in NCAA

By Tony Perkins
Family Research Council
March 31, 2017

It was a buzzer-beating shot, but when legislators tried to appease the NCAA, no one in North Carolina won. The “fake repeal” of HB 2 (as liberals called it), was — as far as most people were concerned — worse than doing nothing. Desperate to pass something before the NCAA’s midnight deadline, lawmakers attempted to piece together a bill that reset the state’s bathroom, locker room, and shower policies to the pre-2016 standard. To the Left’s frustration, also bars anyone but the state from enacting gender-free ordinances like Charlotte’s for at least three years.

In the tight circle of LGBT activists, groups seethed. “This is not a repeal of HB 2,” an incensed ACLU said. “North Carolina lawmakers should be ashamed of this backroom deal that continues to play politics with the lives of LGBT North Carolinians.” HRC’s Chad Griffin launched attack after attack on his twitter feed, arguing that “This new law does not repeal HB 2. Instead, it institutes a statewide prohibition on equality by banning non-discrimination protections across North Carolina and fuels the flames of anti-transgender hate.”

But the biggest question coming out of Thursday’s fiasco isn’t how liberals feel. Or even conservatives. It’s about how the one group the measure was tailored to please — the NCAA — would respond. And even now, no one knows. In the greatest of ironies, legislators rushed to make a bad deal they aren’t even sure the organization will support! Read the rest of this entry

‘Stick Gun’ gets 5-year-old Suspended from North Carolina School

By Todd Starnes
FoxNews.com
March 31, 2017

Caitlin Miller and several of her classmates were playing make-believe last week on the playground at McLauchlin Elementary School in North Carolina.

One of her friends was pretending to be a queen and another was pretending to be a princess. Caitlin was their protector. And in order to protect the Royals, she armed herself with a stick that resembled a gun.

Within a matter of minutes, the five-year-old was snatched up by a teacher and sent to the principal’s office – accused of a heinous offense.

She was promptly suspended for one day for “turning a stick into a gun and threatening to shoot and kill other students.” Read the rest of this entry

Statement on HB 2 Repeal

By Dr. Mark Creech
Executive Director
Christian Action League
March 30, 2017

Christian Action League Supporters,

I’ll make this brief.  I have the sad duty of reporting to you that HB 2, the bathroom bill, has fallen. The NC Senate repealed the measure today by a vote of 32-16. The NC House followed with their repeal by a margin of 70-48. Governor Roy Cooper signed the repeal measure this afternoon.

I’ll write more about this later.

To be fair, the leadership asserts that the measure which replaces HB 2 does the following: Read the rest of this entry »

Repeal of HB 2 to Be Voted on This Morning

Christian Action League
March 30, 2017

Friends,

Last night, late into the evening, Speaker Moore and Senate Pro-Tem, Phil Berger, announced to the press that they had made a deal with Gov. Roy Cooper to repeal HB 2.

The Senate is expected to vote on the measure at 9:15 this morning, it will then go

to the House for a vote. Although a deal has been reached, it is not a foregone conclusion the proposal will pass both chambers.

The Christian Action League has urged lawmakers to stay the course on HB 2, the state’s privacy and bathroom law.

This may be your last chance to tell your state Representative and Senator to standby HB 2. You will need to contact them immediately.

If you don’t know who represents you in the N.C. House and Senate, and don’t know their contact information, go to this link: http://www.ciclt.net/sn/pol/po_districtlookup.aspx?ClientCode=calnc&State=nc&StateName=North%20Carolina

Whatever you do, please don’t neglect to pray.

God Bless,
Dr. Mark Creech
Executive Director
Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.

HB 2 Battle Needs Your Prayers Now – Will You?

By Dr. Mark Creech
Christian Action League
March 28, 2017

It’s an old story that I read recently in a book that’s more than a hundred years old.

A young boy and a girl were crossing the Atlantic in a steamer ship. When they noticed that they were far out to sea, a question rose between them: “Who makes the vessel go?”

The girl said she believed it was the captain on the bridge. She said she couldn’t prove it, but that’s what she believed. The boy then looked over the steamer and became convinced the captain was too far from the whirling engines to really make them go.

The girl then became quite demonstrative, insisting the captain rules and controls in many ways. Still, the boy doubted the authority and power of the captain. Read the rest of this entry »

Corporate Watchdogs Criticize Financiers of NCAA, ACC Threats against North Carolina

By Paul Chesser
Liberty Headlines
March 27, 2017

While the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Atlantic Coast Conference wield an axe that threatens the State of North Carolina with being cut off from hosting Division I sports championships for another academic year, the corporate sponsors of both organizations are unwilling to distance themselves from the sports leagues’ radical pro-LGBT activism.

But groups who support North Carolina’s House Bill 2 (HB2) law – a measure similar to neighboring states in requiring that individuals use public restrooms corresponding to the gender designated on their birth certificates – say the businesses that finance the NCAA and ACC would be wise to eschew involvement with the economic extortion they are aiming at the state.

The law’s backers say the millions of dollars the sponsors transfer to these athletic associations (structured as non-profit charities) should not be used to promote their liberal social agendas. Read the rest of this entry

What Does the Bible Say About Drinking: Four Points to Consider

By Wes McAdams
radicallychristian.com
March 27, 2017

What does the Bible say about drinking? That is a question about which I wonder, do people really want the answer? Like many issues, Christians tend to pick out passages that “prove” their position, instead of allowing Scripture to dictate what their position should be. Let’s take an honest look at the Bible and see what God has to say about the issue of alcohol.

First, I think we should define what “drinking” we are talking about. Obviously, God is in favor of us “drinking” liquids. Without drinking something, we’d die. The issue here is, what does the Bible say about drinking alcohol? I say this, not to be sarcastic, but to introduce the first point.

  1. Not all wine in the Old Testament is “wine.”

We must understand an important point. Just because someone is said to have been drinking “wine” does not mean they were necessarily drinking alcohol. Did you know that many of the Hebrew words translated, “wine,” do not necessarily imply an alcoholic beverage? We even read in passages such as Isaiah 65:8, “the new wine is found in the cluster.” Read the rest of this entry

One Year after HB 2 – Where Have All the Feminists Gone?

By Traci Devette Griggs
North Carolina Family Policy Council
March 25, 2017

As with many women, the general atmosphere of my teen years was infused with caution about how to make sure I stayed safe. “You are less vulnerable if you: walk as if you know where you’re going; don’t wear suggestive clothes; don’t flirt too much so the guy won’t get the wrong idea; don’t drink because it can alter your judgment; don’t walk down dark alleys or go to restrooms alone; check around your car carefully before getting in; don’t sit in your car in a dark parking lot.” The list could go on and on. Even today, these cautions are a constant and oftentimes unconscious mantra that plays in my mind.

In light of this reality and as we pass the one year mark since the passage of HB2 (the “bathroom bill”), I continue to be baffled by my more liberal-minded friends—and it often seems, every news reporter and sportscaster in the entire nation—that label me a “bigot” because I am not okay with men and boys entering women-only spaces. Under recent efforts by the Charlotte City Council and LGBT activists, all restrictions would be removed regarding who could enter any restrooms, locker rooms, and shower rooms. Read the rest of this entry